Collaborative Strategies to Positively Impact Mental Health in Asia (Roundtable with Limited Seating)
The global impact of mental illness is staggering as the attributable burden of disease is on the rise. Challenges such as lack of resources and trained healthcare providers, inaccurate assessment and social stigma compound the inability to address the mental health epidemic effectively.
In low- and middle-income countries across Asia Pacific the essential mental health care provisions, personnel and funding to address this issue are sorely lacking, yet the mental health impacts from poverty, extreme weather events and climate change are more pronounced here that elsewhere in the world. Community-based organisations may be best positioned to overcome the primary obstacles to much needed progress, but the replicability and scalability of successful programs requires funding and support.
This roundtable discussion with limited seating is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson and leverages its research and experience in the area of mental health. Johnson & Johnson is committed to focusing the world’s attention on this critical need and working together with others to revolutionize the way we think about and approach the development of solutions so that we can change the trajectory of mental illness around the world.
This session seeks to harness the collective capabilities of the private sector and NGOs to bring forward a transformation in the prevention, treatment, and care of people with mental illness in resource-limited settings in Asia Pacific. A key focus is developing a collaborative platform to support the development and funding of community based mental health care programs in areas where it is most needed in Asia.